Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance


Mailing address

1566 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633


Claire Fitz-Gerald, Policy Coordinator

Federal Fishery Management Region(s) in Which Members Operate

New England Fishery Management Council, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (minimal)

Vessel Length Range

10′ – 65’+

Gear Types Employed

Rod-and-reel, handline, demersal longline (tub trawl), anchored sink gillnet, trawl, scallop dredge, lobster trap, hydraulic dredge, harpoon, clam rake, fish weir, conch pot, black sea bass pot

Targeted Species

Cod, haddock, pollock, white hake, redfish, flounders, monkfish, skates, spiny dogfish, lobster, scallop (sea and bay), bluefin tuna, striped bass, bluefish, clams (softshell, hardshell), scup, sea bass, squid, conch and black sea bass.

Additional Notes

The Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance is a nationally recognized, non-profit organization that works to develop and implement creative solutions that promote healthy oceans, strong fishing businesses and thriving coastal communities. It is taking action now to make sure there are fish and fishermen for future generations. CCCFA is the leading voice for commercial fishermen on Cape Cod, working with more than 120 independent fishing businesses and 300 local fishing families. In the 2010-2011 fishing season, these fishermen brought to market more than 2.2 million pounds of groundfish such as cod, haddock, flounder and pollock, 400,000 pounds of sea scallops and over 227,000 pounds of lobsters, among other important Cape Cod seafood. Learn more about our work and how you can help us support our local fishermen at Protecting a Resource, a Tradition, and a Way of Life